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THE 1ATI0AL TllIBOTE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1881
Tie Buffalo Encampment .News
from tlic Departments.
Notwithstanding the failure of the railroads
to contribute their shargc towards defraying
the cost of the Reunion to bo held Jit Minne
apolis, in connection tviUi the National Encamp
ment, our Minnesota comrades havo decided
to go ahead with that part of the program. At
a meeting held on the 3d inst. the following
rostej of camp ofUrers was announced :
Samuel P. Snider. Cotnmnudor-in-Chief.
1 M. tiilmore, Chief of Staff,
V. P. Roberts, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Y TraosdeH, Chief Commissary of Subsist
ence , in charge of camp privileges, restaurants,
Lewis Marsh. Chief Quartermaster, in chai-go
of camp equ.page, etc
tliurics A. Niruocks, Senior-Aid-de-Camp, in
char; e of mnsic and eutortaiumont.
Ir W. II. Leonard, Medical Director, in
ch..rgo of hospital and medical service
I A. Clawson, Chief of Artillery, in charge
of ordnance :uid nmance ilorcs.
Gt o. W. Matchaat, Aid-do-Camp, in- charge
Jacob Ilein, Provost Marshal, in charge of
grounds and police service.
,T. A. Bixby, As?staut Adjutftnt-GouoraL
Calvin It. Fix, Assistant Quartermaster.
J. C Price Commissary of Subsistence.
Aid&-de-Cnmp: Comrades R. H. Haukinson,
James Bryant, D. C. Moak, H. C. Blaisdell,
Iav:d Shockey, Geo. W. McKay, Henry Downs,
James H. Prry, R. H. Bran ton, E. L. Higgius,
John Middlemisi, O. F. Briggs, J. IC Johnson,
J . Hcaton, L. H. Whiteou. W. O. Ivittleson,
L. Kneeiatid, John Duff and L. C. Gaver.
apt. Gilmore moved the appointment of a
cotnnultee of three (with the Department Com
mander Babh, as chairman,) to confer with the
Governor, Mayor Pillsbury, the Common Coun
cil and the presidents of the Board of Trade and.
Chamber of Commerce, with a view of calling a
public meeting of citizens for the purpose of
advising the people of Minneapolis generally in
Tcpanl to the work yet to be done, and the sum
of money to be raised in order to insure the suc
cess of the Encampment and maintain the
reputation -of the city. Tho motion wasadopted
unanimously. Capt. Babb, Maj. Henderson
and Maj. Hale were designated as tho special
committee, and the executive committee ad
journed nntil tiie Sth inst.
Prof. Birdsall is organizing a choir of 200
children, 'which will form one of the most in
teresting features of the Grand Array parade.
From The National Tbibcne Office, dur
ing the past week, blank applications for Post
charter have been sent m response to requests
from tbe following: A. S. Dingman, Miiford,
Pa. John fahai-p, Thurman, Ohio; T". D. Wood,
Black Earth, Wis., and Wm. Osborne, Mack's
Cretk, Mo. a total of 254 since the beginning
of the present administration.
In the Department there are now 47 Posts in
f'rst-tlasB working order, with a total member
ship of 2,959 comrades. This is an increase of
six Pots during the present quarter, bringing
with it an additional membership of 12S as
charter members. The present quarter has
also been unubually exciting in recruiting,
and there is no doubt that the Toports of Jane
30 will show a total membership of at least
At Jamestown, Juno 23, a new Post was or
ganised with p. inerabersfiip of 27. Col. Tyner,
of Fargo, was present as Mustering Officer.
The Post starts oet under very favorable au
spices. The name of the Post is not yet de
E B. Fancher, Dakota: Post No. 3.93 started
about a year ago with 58 charter members, and
la? now 10Q. It intends sending a uniformed
delegation of 35 to the National Encampment
James Roe, Sterling: Will C. Robinson Post,
James Rue P. C, has IIS members, and gave,
on the 3e, 4th and 5th inste., the drama, "The
Union Snout," for the benefit of the Post
iunds. L. A. Pierce, Grand dossing; On
June 27 Mustering Officer A. J. Miksch, assist
ed by several comrades from Chicago, mustered
Post No. 467. Officers : Commander, J. Law
Ion: S. V. C J. Ellis; J. V. O, J. H. Tan
Torst; Chaplain. Rev. W. H. Holmes: Q. M.. G
J. Luther; Adj't, L. A. Pierce : O. D., M. Deer;
O. C R. Thompson ; S. M G. C. Bugbce; Q.
.., H. C Robinson. John Kennedy, S. Y.
C. Harley Wayne Post, Marengo: We now
have 87 membors, having mustered 14 recruits
the meeting before Memorial Day and seven
since. There are several applications still on
jGJe, and we do not intend to let any veteran
Thomas R. Davis, Ormas: English Post num
bers 50 members, with some applications pend
ing. It decorated by detail on Memorial Day
the various cemeteries 33 soldiers' graves in
all The members arc mostly farmers, residing
in Noble and Whitley counties', meeting every
econd and fourth Thursday nights. Officers:
Commander, E. F. Cooper; S. V. C, Perry
Johnson: J. V. C.rGeorge W. Burnsworth; O.
Xi, m. Clayton; U. U., wm. Brnbaker; Q.
M., James L. Johnston; Adj't, Thos. It. Davis;
S. JL, David F. Goodrich; Q. 3L S., Alfred
Evans; Surg., Wm. R. Johnston; Chap., Sam
uel H. Secrist. An Angola correspondent:
Middleton Perfect Post, No. 173, had an luter
efcting meeting Saturday night, June 23. Six
recruits were mustered. Suitable resolutions
n tht acceptance of Commander J. R.Willard's
resignation were adopted. Commander Wil
lard was present and assisted in the exercises,
The Post con tin ues inafiourishicg condition,
cumbering 59 members.
One of the attractions of the last National
Encampment vas the procession of the Flam
bvau Ciab, of Lincoln Post, Topeka, and it is
cxp;ctd that it will make a similar display at
Miuiic&palis. The clab was organized last
Summer with Capt. A. M. Fuller as its com
mander, and ha attaioed the perfection of mil
itary discipline. It now has an active jnom
berbhipf alwut eighty men and officers, com
posed of vetoran soldiers, all members of Lin
coln Post, and is thoroughly drilled, uniformed j
and f-quipped. it also has an honorary mem-hen-'.jp
of about twenty of the generals and
co:rniodores of the late war, such as Gens.
Grant, Sherman, Logan, and Sheridan; Com
modore Farragut, Rear Admiral Stephens, and
ConimamSer-ia-Chief Beath, of the G. A. R.
Its pr.mr objoct is charity. Fort Scott: W.
H Lytic Post drum corps has now 18 members
and the best drill-master in the State (John
Patterson , w ho will act as parade drum-major.
The con will put in an appearance at the Na
t.onal Encampment at Minneapolis, Minn., in
July ju'it, and it will he no occasion for sur
prise if o- carry off first honois. Ed. F.
Jone. Holtoii : Arrangomenis are being made
in this .Stte to Hatii a large delegation to the
National EticamjttiMsnL 3 would like to re
cti - & letter from isufe of tiie boys of Co. I, 2d
Iowa Cv.. bo that we caa complete arrange
ments for a fan company at our uoxt rogi
meutal Reunion, at MarJltalltown, Iowa, in
Sef.t., 1685. at vehkk time ws expect Col W. L.
Ei'ioU, now ia California; Ool. Ed. Hatch, Fort
ILIey Kan., and Col. D. E. Coon, frem A3a
"baiaa, to be prssdrtt.
Za hay Port, of Somerset, PulasTri Co., coic-
auce Memorial ssnrtees were held both mora'
ing and sltwiKXH), E. A. H. Beyiaud, of Cov
iiigU'ii, A.-D.-C. on the National staff, deliver
ing the principal ortttiou. Post No. 24 was
mustered at BeattyvfMc, June 2L by Major
EIhu Adams, D -AL-O., of Garfield Poit, Car
xington. It takes its name flora Augustus
Biv.and, who full in a gallant bayonet charge
at ( hickamauga, for which his regiment (9th
Ohio was upocially named in general orders
and received the thanks of President and Con
gress. Officers: P. C, J. M. Beailv; S. V. C,
David Hogtm; 3. Y. C, R. B. Jameson; Adj't,
J P.Smallwood; Surg., J. C, Lovelace; Chap.,
Wm. Lucas; Q. M, Hiram Lnusford; O. D.,
Sloscs Whisraan; O. G., Elihu Bowman.
Geo B. Lorvey, Patten : We take your good
soldiers paper, and like it vcry'mucb. It has
ettitea large circulation inPeuobscot Co., abide
from tho veterans who take it. P. E. Rogers
Pct, Ko. 114, recently organized with 17 ciiar-
.-. ,y n.u opnngs Aanoaat IMjrtua that the Legislature had made an ap
U iretery wluwe fr. 1. iin soldier lie buried; j opriation of $50,000 for the Soldiers' Home.
juid acu or nally teblw!iod by the A vote of thanks was tendered the Legislature,
Uth Ohio t ully 5,fc0 persons were m attend- unci lhc CainmiLti diMmum-cd. Ti.n rhmtm't!
LBHi4r--a fl .! fc n 1 Tl ... .. . " VI . W t-m
tcr members. Officers: P. C, C. C. Perry; S.
V. a, Geo. F. Weeks; J. V. C. C. H. Gillman ;
Adj't, L. B. Rogers; Q.M., C. R. Crown; Chap.,
Lowell Cuttcrficld; Surg., Wm. "Woodbury; O.
D., S. L. Kimball; O. G., T. J. Woodbury; Q.
M. S., Stillman Culkston; S. M., B. Hurscy;
Guard, Geo. M. Lorvcy.
The Soldiers' Home at Chelsea is now full,
and the lit of hospital patients is constantly
on the increase, and must of necessity continue
as the men grow older and more feeble, and
something must be done to provide for tho near
future. It is to hold a proposed fair in the
Spring of 1SS3, and tho following committee
has been appointed to devise ways and means
to carry on tho fair: Of tho trustees, President
JVdams, Gen. Wales, Comrade Mcecb, and Hon.
bamuel P. Teuney. Of the Ladies' Aid Associa
tion. Mrs. Dyer, Mrs. Barker, and Mrs.Goodale.
Since February last the following new
Posts havo been organized in the Department:
Francis A. Clary, 1151, Conway, G. H. Johnson
commander; Wm. Wadsworth, 1G5, Duxbury,
Benj. A. Sawyer commander; Geo. C Strong,
1GG, Easthamptou, Justus Lvmau commander;
Jesso L. Bono, 107, Whitinsville, H. F. TaffC
commander. Connected with Post 149,
Charlestowu, is Camp No. 32, Sons of Vctearns.
On the 30th ult. tbe lattor entertained Wom
an's Relief Corps, No. 9, with a rausicalc, Capt.
Woodbine, of the S. of V., presiding.
Johnston Pijwr, Waterville: N. B. Barron
Post, No. 93, was organized April 2G. Officers:
P. C., R. W. Jacklin ; S. V. C, R. C. Philbrick;
J. V. C John E. Tuttie; Adj't, A. P. Merrill :
Surg., L. L. Blair; Chap., Samuel A. Winn; Q.
M., Ransom Bobbins; O. D., Chas. H. Robin
sou ; O. G., Samuel Reynolds; S. M., Coleman
Bloomer; Q. M. S., J. C. Haines. The Post is
in a prosperous condition, having mustered in
ix recruits since organization. Charter mem
bership 29; total mombership, 35. Meetings
first Saturdays iu each mouth 2 p. m. Special
meetings quite often.
Wm. Striblcn, St. Joseph: June 23 Chester
Harding Post, No. 1S2, was mustered here, and
the following officers elected: P. C., John Pin
ger; S. V. C, Fred. Wenz; J.V.C., A. S. Song;
Adj't, John S. Brittain; Q. M., John Meyer;
Surg., J. D. Smith; Chap., Chas. S. Groscup; O.
D., Thos. Joyner; O. G, Gustav Feederle; S.
M., Peter C. Conroy ; Q. M. S., J. R. Sutherlan.
Chas.Totsch. Rolla: The old vets here held
a meeting recently and decided to organ
ize a new Post. Henry A. Astholz, Cape
Girardeau: June 21 Post No. 173 was organized
by A. A. G. Christian Stawitz, of SL Louis.
Officers: P. C, Henry A. Astholz; S. V, C,
Henry Hopper; J- V. C, F. A. Kage; Adj't,
Chris. Allers; Q. 31., Heurv Thiessen. In the
year 1SG3 the first Post of the G. A. R. in Mis
souri was organized at Cape Girardeau, but it
only lasted until 1S70. However, the present
Post starts out under most favorable circum
stances. Department Chaplain John S. Fer
guson announces that he has prepared a book
of record, for all deaths to be therein entered
that occur during his term of office, and Post
chaplains are requested to fill out the form sent
them, and forward to him at Jefferson City.
Department Headquarters have been removed
to Hannibal. Since the last Eucampment, at
St. Louis last Spring, the following Posts have
been mustered: 1G5, Jonesburg; 1G6, Menke, J
LaGrauge; 1G7, Rosendale, Rosendale; 16s,
Jesse H Moore, Elk Grove; 169, Cassville, Cass
ville; 170, Filmore; 171, J. N. Whitehead, Vic
toria; 172, Gen. Stcadmau, Appletou City; 173,
Justi, Cape Girardeau; 174, Fredericktowu ;
175, Seneca, Seneca ; 176, Indian Springs, In
diau Springs; 177, W. H. L. Wallace, Mounds;
17S, Stephen Estle, DeWitt; 179, Capt. W. G.
Murray, 31emphis; ISO, Stumbauph, Austin;
181, Mansfield, Wyreka; 182, Gen.phest. Hard
ing. St. Joseph; 1S3, Alpha; 164 Bollinger;
1S5, Maj.Hunt, New London; 160, Windsor.
Under date of July 2, H. M. Nevins, Depart
ment Commander, has issued Order No. 9, re
garding the National Encampment. Tho De
partment Headquarters will be West's Hotel,
Minneapolis, and the commander requests all
who go to meet him at the Grand Pacific Hotel,
in Chicago, Monday, July 21, at 10 a. in., and
all go together from the Chicago and Rock
Island DejKit at 11 a. m. By arrangement, the
Department of New York will rally at the same
time and place. All the Posts in Monmouth
Co. were invited to participate in the reception
given by Lincoln Post, of Newark, on July 8, to
lu Jx Lee Camp and Kearny Post, of ltich-
mond. Ya.,in return for courtesies extended to
the former, and tho following accepted: C. Jv.
Hall Post, of Ashury Park; J. G. Shackclton
Post, of Matawan. Arrowsmith Post, of Red
Bank, will alsoprobahly go. A delegation from
Capt. J. W- Conover Pjst was to attend. The
program was announced as follows: On the
afternoon of July a grand parade, in which
the visitors, the Grand Army Posts of Newark
and Jersey City, the 5th and 1st regiments,
N. G. N. J., the Duryea Zouaves, of New York,
and the Kearny Rifles, of Elizabeth, will take
part. In Caledonian Park a grand afternoon
and eveningefe duimpetre will take place. On
July 9 and 10 the visitors were to be entertained
with excursions to popular resorts in and
around New York tarbor.
A. C. Man son, Warsaw: On the evening of
July 1 Gibbs Post was presented "by Gibbs Re
lief Corps with a beautiful flag, made by Chas.
O. Eaton, of Boston, Mass., of blue silk, 4x5
feet in size, snrrounded with gold fringe, with
heavy gold tassels and gold eagle on top of
staff. It is lettered on gold and crimson
scrolls, on one side, " Gibbs Post, No. 130, G.
A. R., organized July 24, 1871, Department of
New York;" on the reverse, "Presented to
Gibbs Post, No. 130, G. A. R.. Julv 1, 18S4, by
Gibbs Relief Corps, No. 6, Warsaw, N. Y.,w
and it has also a painting of the G. A. R. badge
on each side, ana the lettering is surrounded
by 3S gold stars. Mrs. Wilson Agar made the
presentation in behalf of the Corps in a very
nice manner, and Commander Johnson accepted
the flag in,behalf of the Post in an address of
much feeling and eloquence. After singing an
ode, another surprise awaited them, in the
presentation by Dcp't Chaplain Ballou, in be
half of Homer O. Holly, of the headquarters
flag of the 130th N. Y. Vols., (afterwards 1st
N. Y. Dragoons,) which was greeted, with
shouts of delight by those of the Post (and they
are many; who had served in that regiment.
Chaplain Ballou made a very fine address in
presenting this flag, -which was ably responded
to by Commander Johnson. After singing the
"Red, White and Blue," Chaplain Ballou was
again called on and made the speech of the
evening, eulogizing the loyal women of the
laud. Bolton Post, of Lausingburg, visits
Saratoga to-day. The semi-annual Encamp
ment of the Department was held at Buffalo on
the 3d inst Dep't Cymmandcr Ira M. Hedces.
Gen. R. B. Beath, Commander-in-Chief, and
the delegates, were escorted to the Music hall
by the Posts of Buffalo. Maj. Scoville deliv
ered an address of welcome, which was re
sponded to by Commander Hedges. Addresses
were made by Commander Beath and Comrades
Tanner and Barnum, and a number of promi
nent citizens of Buffalo. The hall was elabo
rately decorated and addresses made amid
great enthusiasm. Private residences and all
the club-houses were thrown open -to welcome
tho veterans in the evening. The Eucampment
opened its session for business at 1 o'clock.
The Asst. Adj't-Gen. submitted his report, for
the first quaiter of 1SS4. Up to March 31 he
had received $27,115. Mansfield Post, No. 33,
of Brooklyn, w;is reported as the banner Post,
having a membership of 508. The report of
the Asst. Quar.-MasL Gen. for the same period
showed receipts of $8,792.32. The receipts of
the Department from February 1 to June 30
were -S10,433.G9; disbursements' $6,83L75. In
addition, $769.37 had been sent to tho flood
sufferers ef the South. Past Dep't Com.
Taunor, of tho Committee on Legislation, re-
tee on the Revision of the Pension Laws, ap
pointed at the last Encampment, reported that
they had visited Congress, and expected suit
able legislation to bo made, A resolution of
regret at tho serious illness of ComradeWillard
Bullard, who lies -sick at his home in New
York, was adopted, and ordered' to bo tele
graphed to him. On motion of Comrade J. W.
Kay, the delegates to the National Encamp
ment were instructed to vote in favor of action
looking to a revision of section No. 1754 of tho
Revised Statutes of tho United States. An
invitation to hold the next annual Encamp
ment at Utica was accepted. The thanks of the
Encampment w ere extended to the Posts and
citizens of Buffalo for their splendid entertain
ment and reception. A resolution, requesting
the Legislature to enact a law exempting
veteran soldiers from jury duty, gave rise to
considerable debate. Numorous amendments
wero mado and lost, as was tho original resolu
tion finally. Aftcrau address by ComradeTroup,
of Bradford, Pa., the Encampment adjourned,
after which tho visitors wero taken for a
drive to the principal points of interest about
the city and closed the day by an electric light
excursion to Niagara Falls at night. The nexb
day, July 4, the soldiers' monument was dedi
cated with imposing ceremonies. Promptly
at 10 o'clock the grand procession was formed,
under the command of Brig.-Gen. Rogers, with
a large staff of retired officers of tho Grand
Army of the Republic and the National Guard,
in tho following order: First division, com
posed of the Goth and 74th regiments, the 7th
battery, tho independent military companies,
of tho city, the visiting military companies
uniformed Catholic Knights, uuiformed Select
Knights of the American Order of United
Workmen, and an open barouche, drawn by
four coal-black horses, containing Gov. Cleve
land and the orator of the-day, Steward L.
Woodford. Following the Governor's carriage,
and flanked on eilher side, were his staff in
carriages, the mayor, common council, city and
county oflicers, .Judge James M. Smith, who
presented the monument for dedication, aud
invited guests. The second grand division was
composed of members of tho G. A. R. of Erie
and adjoining counties, numbering about 3,000,
part of them mounted. Hardly had the line
reached its point of dishaudment when the
rain, which had been threatening all daj-, came
down in torrents. The companies were speedily
disbanded, many of the men being drenched to
the skin, and thousands who had gathered
around the monument grounds were obliged
to seek shelter. Tho grand stand improvised
for the exercises was deserted, and after hasjily
removing tho flag which surrounded tho cap of
tho monument, the exercises were held in the
opera house. A singular incident occurred as
the flag was pulled away from tho figure of the
Goddess on top of the monument. Her left
hand rests on a shield, and on a point of it
near the hand the flag caught aud a large piece
was torn off and looks exactly as though tho
figure was holding it in its hand. It will
probably remain there until released by the
elemcuts. The speech of presentation of the
monument was made by the Hon. James H.
Smith, the chairman of the monumental com
mitteee, aud was responded to by Department
Commander Ira M. Hedges. In the evening a
grand banquet aud Camp-fire was tendered to
the visiting Posts of the Grand Army of the
Republic at Music Hall, at which over 3,000
veterans, many of them accompanied by their
wives, were present. Conspicuous on the hall
platform wero Gov. Cleveland, tho Hon. Richard
Crowley, the Hon. James O. Putnam, Commander-in-Chief
of the Grand Army of the
Republic R. B. Beath, Gen. Henry A. Bar
numand others. Afterthebanquotappropriate
toasts were responded to by Gov. Cleveland,
Commander-in-Chief Beath and others. The
announcement of Gen. Bench's name called
forth a great burst of enthusiasm and prolonged
cheering. This reception so electrified him
that he made one of the finest impromptu
speeches --that his comrades have ever heard
from him. At the outset he said ho thought
the Grand Army could speak for itself, and had
done so. It had been his duty aud, pleasure' to
follow the Grand Army for tho past sixteen
years, but never before had it been his privi
lege to look upon such a scene as ho had wit
nessed in the magnificent city of Buffalo. In
the nameof the G. A.R.hedesired to return the
thanks of every comrade to the fair ladies who
have so bounteously extended to us their hos
pitalities. He then urged the formation of
Woman's Relief Corps, and concluded his re
marks as follows: ''One object of the Grand
Army is to have 'a good lime,' but above and
beyond this is an aim which transcends all pur-,
poses of selfish pleasure. We are an association
of the survivors of the war a confederation of
the men who preserved the name and fame of
this great Nation. We ask not in our Post
rooms the religious creed, tho political faith,
the color or nationality of those who apply for
admission into our ranks, but wo do ask if they
have proved themselves true in the hour of tho
Nation's peril. In three short weeks I shall
meet my comrades at Minneapolis, and there
lay down the position of honor which they
have conferred upon me, and in my closing
words I shall say to them that my last public
performance of the duties of that position was
here in this beautiful city of Buffalo. I shall
revert to this day, the glorious reception of
this evening, and the noble monument which
your patriotism has reared. The crowning
glory of that beautiful shaft is that it stands
on the soil of the Empire State the State
which has Eaid that hereafter no man who
fought and bled to save this Union shall be left
to the degradation aud humiliation of public
charity or a paupers grave, but shall pass Jtis
declining years In a home reared for him as a
reward for hissacrificcsforhis country, aud close
his dying eyes beneath the starry banner which
floats proudly over the Soldiers' Home at Bath."
Thesojdiers'mouumentslands 85 feet high and
isa conspicuous figure in the central part of the
city. It is a granite shaft, surmounted by a
female figure 22 feet high, with a mural crown,
intended to represent the city of Buffalo. About
the base of tbe monument are four pieces of
statuary representing soldiers in the different
branches of the service. The cost of the monu
ment is 50,000. Its erection is the immediate
result of ten years of effort by the Ladies'
Monument Association. Tiiey were unable,
however, to raise the full amount, and the de
ficiency has been made good by an appropria
tion by the city government. Wm. Elmen-
dorf, Roudout: Pratt Post, No. 127, of that
place, has 200 members. Officers: Commander,
R. W. Anderson; S. V. C, O. P. Carpenter; J.
V. C, C. 31. Thomas; Surg., Robert Lough ran,
M. D.; Chap., John R. Styles; O. D., Urben
Hamburger; O. G.f Wm. Auchmoody; Adj't,
Wm. Elmcndorf; Q. M., Wm. H. Kniffin; S.
M., John A. Klug ; Q. M. S., Ed. Herrick ; C. S.,
Joseph Shelightncr; D. M., Frank Balfe; O.S.,
Ira Ackerman; I. S., .Wm. Arnold.'
E. C. Carson, Hillsboro: On June 20, assisted
by members of John M. Barrerc Post, of Hills
boro, 1 mastered at Lynchburg Highlands
Tho3. J. Murrell Post, with 42 charter mem
bers. The soldier after whom the Post was
named was among the first to -volunteer and
tho first from Highland Co. to fall iu defense
of the flag at Caruifex Ferry, W. Ya., Sept. 12,
1SG1. Officers: P. C, Andrew Bisher; S. V. C,
Peter Yanmeter; J.Y. C, Carv3Hchael; Q.M.,
W.V.Miller; Surg.,W. J.Shrofe; Chap., David
Troutwinc; 0. D., Owen West; O. G., J. A.
Garner; Adj't, Thos. Montgomery; S. M., Isma
Troth ; Q. M. S J. D. Ross. S. J. Donald
son, Dexter City : We expect to have a good
Post established, here eoon. Have already 30
In view of tht removal of the 2Gth Inf., U. S.
A., from tho Pacific Coast, its commander, Gen.
H. A. 3Iorrow, was tendered a reception by the
members of Geo. Wright Post, of Portland, on
the night of June 21. About ono hundred
couples went over on the City of Salem, and
were met at tho Government wharf by Ells
worth Post and the 21st Inf. band. They pro
ceeded to tho largo hall in Vancouver, which
was soon filled with the citizens and visitors.
Maj. Bell, principal of the school, opened the
reception with an address of welcome. O.
Summers, P. C. of Wright Post, responded, and
then Maj. A. F. Scare was introduced, who dc-
nverea me lareweii saxuiaxion anu presented
Gen. Morrow with a handsomely engrossed
copy of resolutions in bristol, elegantly bound.
The gift is a pietty souvenir, and was greatly
appreciated by Gen. Morrow. Maj.-Gen. N. A.
Miles also made a touching speech, and then
Gen. Morrow made his farewell address. Ho
said: " The G. A. E. is grand; where is there
a society grander? Bo true to yourselves, com
rades, and yon must surely command tho re
spect of tho Nation, which but for your efforts
the country would have gouo down in blood.
The country owes its preservation to you; tho
country is graieJui to you. The remnant of
tho old army is the grandest organization on
tho continent God bless you! As long as
there is one of yon left there will be enough to
rally around. All thanks to the ladies for
coming over. The ladies did their share in
the war. Had it not been for them you could
not have got through. Now, I say good-by."
After the General concluded the band played a
medley of patriotic airs, and then Ernest Rett
burg.the old vetoran, was called on the stage
and introduced by Commander Summers, who
staled that they were the oldest and youngest
soldiers of the war, Mr. Rettburg being now 90
and Summers 33. D. C. Lonsbury then pre
sented to Gen. Morrow, on behalf of Lincoln
Post, a handsome autograph album, with reso
lutions of respect siejucd by 1). 0. Lonsbury,
W. A. Bautzand J. W. Winters, together with
aTequest that it bo filled with the autographs
of the frienr's of the General aud members of
the G. A. R:t On the preceding night tho mem
bers of Ellsworth Post, of Vancouver, presented
to Gen. Morw a fine and costly gold badgo of
tho Order with the coat-of-arms of Washington
Reading YftJL,gayly decorated with flags and
bunting on tue 3d inst.ln honor of tho three
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days' festivities at tho ur't?rounds, which
were turned into a camp by McjLean Post, No.
10, under whoso auspiceaylhin Camp-fire was
inaugurated. Marquee touts .and a number of
cannon were loaned byjiho -State, and the
grounds aro regularly laid out into streets.
Mayor Rowe delivered aspseqh of welcome.
The festivities consisted of sham battles, at
tacks upon picket-lines, jubiled concerts, foot
and bicycle races, music and dancing. Tho
proceeds are designed asaa cautribution to
ward Memorial Hall. On the 4th inst. tho sham
battle was witnessed by 20,000 people.
At Coatesville, on July 4, 3,000 peoplo wit
nessed tho unveiling of the soldiers' monu
ment. There was a large parade John M.
Dunlap, chief marshal, with a number of aids.
Grand Army Posts were there from West Ches
ter, Oxford, Downingtou, .Atgleh, Parkesburg,
Avondalo and Kennett Squai-e. The monu
ment is five feet square at the base, and is 21
feet high, made of hurricane granite. It was
presented by O. S. Billings, and received oa
behalf of the committee by Senator A. D. Har
lan. The vocal music was in charge of Miss
Hattie J. Morrison. General James A. Beaver
was the orator of the day, aud his remarks
were based upon the inscription on the monu
ment: "To those who served their country iu
the war that established freedom and national
unity this monument is dedicated. 18G1-18G5."
Rev. A. J. Wilson and Rev. G. G. Field took
part in .the exercises. The monument cost
$1,000, and is situated on the top of a hill about
120 feet above the Brandy wine. Reno Post,
Williamsport, held a very successful fair and
festival last week. On the opening night the
procession to Ross Park was headed by the
Hammer Band, which was followed by Mayor
Crans, ex-Mayors F. H. Keller, S. W. Stark
Aveather, James M. Wood and Wm. F. Logan.
Ex-Mayor H. C. Parsons was prevented from
participating owing to sickness. The Post was
headed by Col. Sallada and Rev. Gross. After
reaching the park tho commander, D. R. Forse
man, brought the Post into lino iu front of the
grand stand, on which were stationed the
mayor, ox-nmj-ors, committee men and city
council. After the baud's graud opening piece
was performed, Rev. Gross offered prayer. The
orator of the occasion, Hon. Robert P. Allen,
was introduced by Comrade I. N. Kline. The
address was excellent. Mayor Crans was then
called upon, and, with a flow brief remarks,
formally declared the fair opened for a week's
work. The park was by this time quite
well peopled. Barring the sudden extinction
of Eomo of tho electric lights, everything
moved along smoothly and satisfactorily.
Greble Post, Philadelphia, has now GOO mem
bers in good standing. On Memorial Day its
beloved Commander, Alex. Gardiner, delivered
the following address in memory of the brave
lieutenant after whom tho Post is named:
Comrades: History teaches us that in every ngc
and country of the civilized world homage has
been paid by the living to the illustrious dead. In
all time art has been invoked to preserve the form
and features of the threat and the good. Monu
ments of bronze, marble and granite have been
erected and dedicated to their memory. In the
wisdom of this the judgment of mankind has con
curred. Jt is a custom honored in the observance.
The death of the soldier, the patriot, or the states
man who has won glory, honor, or distinction in
the public service lias usually been made the occa
sion of impressive memorial ceremonies. For, as
different as nations ure in many other respects,
they all agree in showing their gratitude for dis
tinguished services and remembrance of the mighty
dead. This i3 a feeling common to all mankind.
The rude tumulis of the savage, the inagniliccnt
mausoleums of the East, and the marble monu
ments of the West alike point to where sleep the
ashes of the warrior, the patriot and the sage,
whose services have endeared them to their coun
trymen, and whose deeds have rendered then
nation illustrious. But how cold and expression
less are the magnificent mausoleums of the Jiast
and the frosty granite and niarbld monuments of
the West to express the warm sympathy, the ten
der Jove, the grateful affection we feel for our
heroic dead ! Therefore, comrades, we have as
sembled to perpetuate a custom 'that shall last
when granite and marble shall have crumbled to
decay to tenderly strew the. grave of our dead
comrade with sweet Ilover3 and water it with our
tears. Could a more tcndsr,,or touching, or patri
otic tribute of our love, adiriiratioii, and high re
gard be given for him whose young life was the
first of any oflicers' to be sacrificed that Uiecountry
might live. Did time penuitf I would recount the
life of hiin whose name w e bear Jno. T. Greble
but all of you are familliar With it- Though short
that life was, it was full of material for emulation
by the young men of our country, as well as much
for us. his old comrades, tlipugli older in years, to
reverence. All that is mortal of hjm repoje here,
but we shall sec hira again in a laud that is fairer
than this. Till then, faithful soldier, hero, loving
TENNESSEE.- ' ,
Alexander Eskcl, P. C.,-Dandridge : It was
on Sept. 5, 18S3, that Col.. Sanders Post, No. 9r
was organized here with 14 charter members.
Daring the winter, owing to the severity of
the weather, it was unable to hold a meeting
for three months, but when spring opened there
was an enthusiastic gathering of the veterans,
and it was decided to havo a simple Memorial
Day observance at Shady Grove, where seven
comrades sleep their last sleep. It proved a
great success, andwaslargely attended, no trace
of tho bitter feelings that once existed between
the blue and tho gray being perceptible. By
9 o'clock the people began to gather, many
coming from adjacent counties, for it was the
first thing of the kind ever held in Jefferson
Co., and by 11 o'clock the house was filled to
overflowing. The exercises opened by the in
vestiture of the comrades with the badges, a
thing that had not yet been done. A proces
sion was then formed and marched to tho
cemetery, everybody joining the line of march.
At the cemetery it was arranged that during
the ceremonies the Post commander should
read that beautiful poem of Will Carleton's,
" Cover Them Over," which he did with all the
imprcssivehess at his command. After tho
firing of the salute, the procession returned to
the church, whoro the Rev. John Russell de
livered a short impromtu address, tho Post
having failed to secure a speaker. At the last
meeting of the Post we added 14 recruits,
bringing up our membership to 37, with several
applications still on file. In this part of the
State the G. A. R. is as yctcomparatively un
known, but our veterans are beginning to un
derstand and appreciate its benefits. It is a
well-known fact that during the war there was
a large number of people in this part of tho
State as loyal to tho Government of the United
States as any man in the State of Massachu
setts, and, if anything, a little more so, for it
cost men blood and money to be loyal in this
country, audsomuch so thatmany thousands of
them found their way out, under cover of dark
ness, and entered tho Federal army, and made
as brave soldiers as ever shouldered a musket.
For that reason I think the G. A. R. owes it to
these brave and patriotic men to hold the next
National Encampment in this State either at
Knoxville or Nashville. Tho majority of tho
Tennessee soldiers were from East Tennessee,
and it is due us that it be held at Knoxville.
Should it be held at the latter place I venture
to say that in less than six months at least
30,000 old Tennessee veterans would bs enlist
ed under its banner.
Wm. Biss, Knapp : Joseph Shannon Post has
40 members, besides applications on file. It
had a Camp-fire on May 28, in which the ladies
took a hand, and decorously observed Memo
rial Day. Officers: P. C, C. E. Boyinton; S.
V. C, D. L. Decker; J. Y. C, John Watson;
Adj't, J. F. Temple; Q. Mv B. H. Allen; Surg.,
Joseph King; Chap., Almori Hunter; O. D., R.
McDorman; O. G., Richafd Adams; S. M., Si
mon nealey; Q. M. S., D',' Williams. J. P.
Shepard Post, Menosha, and IT. 'J. Lewis Post,
Neenah, united recently in an excursion to Chi
cago, to see tho great painting tho "Battle of
Gettysburg." Three hundred and sixty-nino
tickets were sold, and tho boys ha'd a jolly good
time. A. H. Rolfe, Rock ton: Allen McVoy
Post, at Salzburg, is in a flourishing condition.
The following aro the new oQiccrs of tho
Southwest Wisconsin vytcran. Association:
Pres., C. II. Baxter, of Lancaster; V. P., J. H.
Vivian, of Mineral Point; Commander-in-Chief,
G. W. Stevenson, of Wiota; Ass'fc Com.,
A. N. Randall, of Brodheafl.; Adj't-Gen., Thos.
Priestley, of Mineral Point; Ass'fc, John Mee
haiij of Darlington; Q. M., Orville Strong, of
Dodgoville; Ass'fc, R. Carter, of Dodgoville;
Drum-Major, C. H. Wannemaker,:of Plattcville.
The late Reunion at Darlington was a great
success. Tho parade on the second day was
particularly fine, tho presence of tho Monroe
Light Guards, a section of artillery, the mem
bers of tho Grand Army in uniform, and the
Boscobel, Plattcville, and Monroe Cornet Bands,
in gay uniforms, adding greatly to its appear
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RELIEF CORPS NEWS,
Organization of the Colorado and Wis
By Kale B. Shcruood.
t All communications Intended for publication
In this department should be forwarded direct to Tue
Xatioxai. Tiuuuxc, Washington, J). U.
The Department of Colorado was organized
at Denver, June 2U, by Mrs. Gen. E. R. Stimson.
J. V. P. National Relief Corps. The delega
tions wccoafull, with all the Corps represented,
and the greatest enthusiasm and interest pre
vailed. Tho following oflicers wero elected
and Delegates to Minneapolis selected : Mrs.
R. C. Kennedy, of Denver, Pros.; Mrs. Sher
niau, S. V. P., Colorado Springs; Mrs. Coy,
J. V. P., Pueblo ; Mrs. Dr. Parker, Sec, Gold
en ; Mrs. Babcock, Trcas., Golden ; Mrs. Lydcn
Daly, Chap., Denver; Mrs. Eldridge, Con.,
Denver; Mrs. Gray, Ins., Denver; Mrs. Mo
zier, G., Pueblo. Delegates to tho National En
campment at Minneapolis: Mrs. L. K. Daniels,
of Denver, Dept. Del.; Alternate, Mrs. Babcock,
of Golden ; Del. at Large, Mrs. Stimson Smith,
of Denver; Mrs. Eldridge, Alternate.
A committee, consisting of Mrs. Anderson, of
Denver; Mrs. Dr. Parker, Golden; Mrs. Coy,
Pueblo ; Mrs. Stimson Smith, Denver, aud Mrs.
Telford, Denver, reported a series of resolutions,
asking the National Convention at Minneapolis
to mako it obligatory upon all members, owing
to tho mixed state of society in the West, to
avow their allegiance to the Government; to
allow each Corps to settle the grounds of eligi
bility: to urge Colorado comrades to banish
intoxicants from tho coming State Encamp
ments, and pledging tho Department to do all
in its power to rcmovo every indigent Union
soldier, who has an honorable discharge, from
any county house or similar institution which
may be witbin the jurisdiction of tho Depart
ment, and place him in. a comfortable Soldiers'
Home. The resolutions were adopted.
A Denver paper, in reporting the organiza
tion of the Department of Colorado, says : " Col
orado women are proving themselves thorough
parliamentarians and able speech-makers, but,
ubovo all, they are showing themselves loyal
to tho disabled soldiers who are now found In
our county poor-houses." The address of Mrs.
Stimson, in opening the meeting, gives evi
dence of tho good work done at Denver last
Snmmcr, and of the stanch, determined and
charitable spiric that is animating the noble
women of the Centennial State, and as such
it; is given entire. Mrs. Stimson first extonded
a cordial welcome to the delegates from other
Corps outside of the city, and proceeded as
ilRS. STIMSOK'S ADDKESS.
Last Summer, on the occasion of the jSTational
Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic,
ourKationnl Organization ot Woman's Relief Corps
was perfected. Its work during the past year has
been effective and its growth in the different De
partments of the Grand Army lias been rapid and
satisfactory. It has been deemed advisable to or
ganize here in Colorado a. Department, working
under charter from the National Organization, and
thus become a part of the grand sisterhood which
now extends across the continent and dispenses its
bJesshtgs wherever are found the habitations of
our tried soldiers of the Republic. Our Department
will always have one event to which we may refer
with pride. Whatever success "le Woman's Na
tional Relief Corps may achieve, it will always be
remembered, tuat its origin was in tue Centennial
State, amidst the enduring monuments of peace,
which the services of the loyal armies madepos?i
ble. We look forward to a grand mission in which
the peculiar attributes of gentleness and mercy
natural to women shall shine. Wc trust that the
old war spirit in whose pnssioruj thousands of deli
cate organisms nerved themselves to witness scenes
of suffering, and thus seeing constituted them
selves the heaven-sent messengers of relief, may be
revived. Civil war in America has been ended
these many years. The Government which was
preserved has been at times slow in providing for
its defenders. In many cases it has been ungrate
ful in refusing places of employment to the loyal
soldiers who are competent and entitled to fill
them. Yet, if the statesmen who are elevated to
power by thesuffrages of the very men whom they
neglect arc forgetful, let us atleast always remem
ber with loving devotion that all of peaceful happi
ness and domestic joy which clusters around our
homes was gained for us by father?, sons and
brothers upon tho dreadful field of battle. We
must, therefore, labor in the mission of relief we
have assumed, or be unworthy the traditions which
history, poetry and art have preserved of women's
true and devpted natures. Let us now, with dig
nity, liarmony mid pleasure, undertake the bonds
that shall unite Os as sistera of a national family,
and enter on tho'preliminary stages of a work that
shall not end until death releases the obligations
taken by the entire membership of the Graud
Army of the Republic.
GOOD CHEEK IVBOJr THE DEPAET3IEKT COIT
MANDER. Col. Byron S. Carr, of Longmonr, Commander
of the Department of Colorado, was unable to
be present, but sent a cordial message of en
couragement, expressing hi3 high appreciation
of all the loyal women of Colorado aro doing in
behalf of the Grand Army. He said tbat it
would be his pleasure to assist in the work of
organizing Relief Corps whenever called to do
so, and pledged himself that should tho Relief
Corps Department hold its next convention at
the same time with tho Departmentof Colorado,
G. A. R., he would do all in his p'ower to secure
for it a full and cordial recognition. The fol
lowing is an extract from Coil. Carr's letter:
The mission of the Relief Corps is a noble one.
As the loyal women of the North in times of war
devoted their time and energy and patriotic serv
ices to the cause of the sick, wounded aud destitute
soldiers, thereby relieving the distress of the liv
ing, and in many caserf smoothing the pathway to
the grave; as they then became ministering
angels to the boys in blue, lacking none of the an
gelic forms or attributes, as we then thought, except
the wings ; so the loyal women of the North in
this day and generation have taken upon them
selves the mission, as auxiliary to the Grand
Army, of "seeking out and aiding the deserving
poor who would rather starve than pres their
necessities uponus; " of assisting the Grand Army
in caring for their wants in a spirit of true charity
which ' vauntcth not itself; " of rendering aid and
comfort, not only to those who were crippled in
the conflict, but also to those who, by advancing
age and ill health, nro icndered destitute, and to
the widows and orphans of all who fought for the
Union. Such 15 the mission of the "Woman's Relief
So long as I havo the honor to command the
Department of Colorado, Grand Army of the Re
public, it will be my pleasure to recognize in the
Department Relief Corps an organization co-ordinate
with the Grand Army of the Republic in the
charitable work of the Order.
MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIEES' HOME AKNUAL
SoMEKvrLLE, Mass., July 3.
To TnE Editor: The second anniversary of the
association was observed at the Soldier's florae in
Chelsea, Thursday, July 1, when over 200 members
and invited guests were present. A business meet
ing con vened at U. o'clock u. m., when reports were
presented by Mrs. W. II. Ralph, recording secre
tary ; Mrs. iMicjih Dyer, jr., president, upon the pur
chase of a Soldiers' Home building lot in the new
Forestdale cemetery in Maiden ; Mrs. L. A. Tur
ner, as chairman of the supply committee; Mrs.
Geo. O. Carpenter, of the June visiting board, etc.
The correspondingsccretnry, Missis'. 11. Ifoitt, read
letters of interest, aud a financial report was given
showing a balance in the treasury of $1,116.55.
The arrangements for the proposed fair to be
held under the auspices of the Board of Trustees
of the Home, in March, 1835, were discussed by the
president (Mrs. Dyer), Mrs. 13. Florence Barker, and
Mrs. L. A. Turner, of the Board of Directors of tho
association, the secretaries (Mrs. Ralph and Miss
Uoitt), Mrs. Goodale and Mrs. Lawton, Department
President and Treasurer of the Mass. Relief Corps,
and others, who expressed great interest in the
project. It was voted that the association co-operate
with the trustees, and a ystematie canvass of
the cities and towns of the State, in behalf of tho
fair, was recommended. The meeting adjourned
at 1 o'clock p. m., and a half hour later 1111 excel
lent collation was berved in the dining hall, under
the direction of Mrs. G. W. Gogin, of South Boston,
and assistants. The tables were liberally supplied
with fruit, cake, ice cream, coffee, etc., and beauti
fully ornamented with boipiets of flowers. The
company again assembled in the hall and parlors,
when an entertainment pleasantly occupied the
time until -1 o'clock. It consisted of songs by tho
Weber quartet. Miss Sophie Hall and others',
music, and several recitations by Miss Maud Banks,
daughter of the distinguished General, who fol
lowed, and addresses by prominent guests.
Gen. N. P. Banks, upon being called upon, said
that the cause which the soldiers represented justi
fied any movement that might bo made in behalf
of their comfort and honor. This visit to tho Sol
diers' Home was unlike anything ho had ever wit
nessed before. He had passed through many
scenes and attended many assemblies, but never
one that had reached tho depths of his heart as
this. These men (referring to tho inmates) that
you havo taken from the nlms-houso and in whom
you have re-created the feeliugs of manhood and a
spirit of life, represent and typify a united Govern
ment, and achieved a success that never before fell
upon any armies of tho world. Visitors to the
Hotel des Invalides in Paris never stop to inquire
whether tho wounds of its inmates were received
in victories or in defeats. Napoleon's soldiers
judged him not by his services at Borodino or
Waterloo. When the final result came his battles
were counted as one, and tho crowning glory of
the campaigns of that great leader is the joy wo
feel in sustaining the army of tho Republic which
is hero represented. The nations of other parts of
the world that had waited for the destruction of
this said, when war was declared in tho United
Statc3(that free institutions would crumble; but
these soldiers firmly established the principles of
Republicanism and Democracy, and proved that
republics could fight when necessary. They were
filled with one inspiration, and abandoned fricuils
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and employments to defend the flag of their coun
try. When success came they dissipated tho bonds
of war to resume tho vocations of manhood and of
youth. They rc-crcatcd the unity of the Govern
ment, and by them aperpctual Republic was estab
lished the greatest achievement tho world lias
ever witnessed. Gen. Banks closed an eloquent
address by reference to the help and support given
the Soldiers' Home, ami said that the thanks of
the people of all the civilucd States of the world
were due its friends for their providential, benefi
cent and God-like charity.
Mrs. Sirnli F. Gallop, of Leominster, read a
poem written for the occasion by Mrs. Lydia. M.
Cotton, whose husband was the first soldier from
Leominster killed iu tho Union army. Appropri
ate remarks were made by tho president. Sire.
Micah Dyer, jr. Capt. J. G. B. Adams, president
of the Board of Trustees, stated that 300 veterans
had been sheltered by the Homo sinoa it was
opened in July, 1832. A. fund of S2CO.00O is desired.
Biid he appealed for substantial aid in the proposed
fair. Rev. A. St. John Chambie spoke of this
charity as a work of love combined with justice.
Rev. Dr.Twitchell. of East Boston, in a brief but
earnest speech alluded to the practical religion
exemplified in a cause like thid, ami thought that
the most impressive buildings iu the country arc
thoie erected for the shelter of our living soldiers,
whose services will make America the model Re
public of the world as the centuries go by. He
trusted that God would guide the pens tliat write
the wills, 60 that no soldier shall die in the poor
house or be buried in a potter's field.
The exercises closed with singing. A meeting of
the board of trustees, officer. ot" the Ladies' Aid As
sociations, and Department oflicials of the Massa
chusetts Relief Corps was subsequently held, when
plans for the fair were considered. M. IL Elliot.
TEIBUTE FEOJI PAEEACUT TOST.
The public installation in the evening was
very impressive and enthusiastic. Gen. E. K.
Stimson, PastDcpartinent Commander, install
ing the officers of the Rocky Mountain Depart
ment. Among the communications read was a
series of resolutions from Farragut Po3t, Den
ver, expressing their appreciation of the in
valuable work done by Relief Corp3 Iso. 1, of
Denver, since its organization.
It was greatly regretted that Comrade J. C.
Kennedy, a stanch friend of the Relief Corps
wotIc, whose wife was elected Department
President, could not be present at the installa
tion, business taking him from the city, but he
sent a characteristic letter, from which we
select the following :
Perhaps, since that memorable occasion of "Last
at the Cross and First at the Sepulchre," there lias
never been a class of women banded together for
nobler or higher duties. Wc are reminded of the
cheerful sacrifice of the mother (that sweetest of
all words) who freely gave her sons to save the
honor of our dear old flag, or of that wife that with
shuddered emotion bid herhusband God-speed; or
" the girl I left behind me," for the encouragement
she gave "When Johnny comes marching home."
May God bless the mothers, wives and daughters
of the Grand Army of the Republic. May your
pleasures be many, your sorrows few, and at last
be gathered into the eternal love of Him who died
that we might live.
DEPAET3TENT OP "WISCONSIN.
Department Commander Phil P. Cheek, of
Baraboo, Wis., instituted the Department of
Wisconsin, Woman's Relief Corps, at G. A. R.
Hall, Thursday afternoon, JuneiG. The Dele
gates present, besides the La Crosse Coqis, wero
as follows : Mrs. Waffle, Mrs. Schlosscr and Mrs.
Dunlop, Lodi; Mrs. Jenewcin, Wonewoc; Mra.
Wilber, Milton: Mrs. Booth, Elroy; Mrs. Bailey,
Meuomonle. Tho Department of Wisconsin
was completed by the election of the following
oflicers: Pres., Mrs. E. A. Sloane, La Crosse;
S. V. P., Mrs. Eooth, Elroy; J. V.P., Mrs. Gale,
La. Crosse ; Sec, Miss Sophia Xelson, La Crosse ;
Treas., Mrs. Waffle. Lodi; Ins. Mrs. Dan
lop, Lodi: Chap., Mrs. Wilber, Milton; Con.,
Mrs. Bailey, Mcnomonie; G., Mrs. Jene
wein, Wonowoc. Tbe Delegates elected to
Minneapolis were: Mrs. Bailey, Miss Nelson
and Mrs. Jeuewein ; Alternates, Mrs. Allison,
Mrs. Caulkins and Mrs. McConlev. In the
! evening there was a public instaUation of offi
cers of tho Department, when the veterans of
the two Posts turned out in large numbers.
There was music and speeches, and a fine colla
tion furnished by the ladies of the Relief Corps
of La Crosse.
A SELENE-IB PENNSYLVANIA COEPS.
To TnE Editor: Sometime in April ihc mem
bers of the Auxiliary Society of Strong Vincent
Post, Xo. 67, assisted by letters of instructions and
encouragement from you, commenced action about
forming a Woman's Relief Corps, and after some
hard work by some, succeeded" iu organizing a
Corps, to be known as Strong Vincent Corps, Xo.
8. They received their instructions from the Xa
tional President, elected their officers, and on May
2 held a public installation of offlcera at tbe G. A.
R. Hall. Capt, J. B. Warner, late of the 111th Pa.,
commander of Post 07, was authorized by the Xa
tional President to act as installing officer and was
assisted by his esteemed lady, Mrs. Warner. The
following is a list of the oSicers of the Corps:
Pros., Mrs. J. T. Davies; S. V. P., Mrs. Helen
Crawford: J. V. P., Mrs. MaryBoltze; Chap.. Mrs.
C. R. Buchling; Sec, Mrs. James Irwine; Treas.,
Mrs. J. Liley; Con.. Mrs. Mary Hubbell; G
Mrs. H. It. Stevens. The Rev. Mr. Kraft delivered
an excellent address explaining the purpose of
the Order, and dwelled with some length upon the
battles fought by the loyal women at home, not by
arms, but between their love to their fathers, sons,
brothers, husbands, and sweethearts, and that to
their country and the glorious stars and stripes.
Addresses wero also delivered by Mrs. Davies,
Capt. Warner, Hon. T. B. Gara, and others. The
Corns numbers now about eighty members, and
applications coming in rapidly. It has token our
women some time to get started, but they are all
working hard to make Strong Vincent Corps, Xo.
8, second to none.
To a large extent the success of the Corps is due
to the instructions you Iinve given, and particu
larly the kind letter you wrote to me when I first
addressed you upon the subject, and I should have
thanked you before this, but delayed until I could
give a good report, which is the best proof of our
gratitude for your kind assistance.
Strong Vincent Post is steadily increasing under
the able management of Commander Warner and
tho assistance of all comrades. We are over three
hundred .strong and mustering every Monday
night from three to five recruits and more. F.
Boltze, Co. F, C7th Ind., Erie, Pa.
OHIO COEPS, ATTENTION!
Stout Corps, Fayette, O., is very much dis
heartened over tho loss of their supplies and
all the Corps' properly at tho burning of G. A.
R. Hall. Stout Post and Corps are only rich in
a noble patriotism; their membership is nofc
particularly large; their oportunities for creat
ing means is small, and this disaster comes
heavily upon both the comrades and the Corps.
They had a pretty little hall, which the deft
fingers of the ladies had filled with, pictures
and many pretty devices, and naturally their
hearts are sore and heavy. The Corps was one
of tho very first in the State to organize; they
are up with their dues, and their credit in the
Departmeut is number one. But how to take
up their burden again becomes a serious ques
tion. Kbw, the Department of Ohio has strong
Corps, with plenty of means at their disposal,
or a way in which their cofTers may be readily
filled. And now, unbeknown to our
sisters of Stout Corps, let us contribute from
our abundance to supply their present needs.
Let the Corps" President take the work in
hand and send contributions direcfc to Mrs.
Nancy M. Garlick, Sec, Stonfc Relief Corps, No.
6, Fayette. O.
ALL ALONG THE LINE.
Rcliof Corps Xens from tho Various Departments
of the Order.
G. W. Morgan Relief Corps, No. 3, Minneapo
lis, instituted by the Department Commander,
G. A. R., Gen. Babb, is making extensive ar
rangements for the entertainment of tho Relief
Corps Delegates and members who may visit
the beautiful city of the Northwest. This
Corps has an interesting history, in which The
National Teibune feels special pride. Some
months since Miss Trowbridge wrote to The
Tribune in behalf of the ladles of Minneapo
lis, saj ing it was Iheir wish to do all they
could for the pleasure and comfort of their
guests, and asking the probable number to be
present. In reply, tho editor urged upon the
ladies tho importance of forming a Relief Corps,
so as to bring about a closer union between tho
visitors and tho visited, happily with the result
named. We learn from the committees, Depart
ment Commanderand noble workers of the Corps
that a cordial welcome will be given to all who
come wearing the badgo of tho Order. We
hope to learn that Minnesota will go to Minne
apolis with Corps enough represented to form
a Department at that time, if not sooner. Com
rades, it only takes five Corps.
Mitchell Relief Corps, South Toledo, has been
instituted by KTate B. Sherwood, N. S. Y. P.,
assisted by Cora D. Young, S. V. P., Depart
ment of Ohio, and tho followlug ofilcors in
stalled: Pres., Miss A. M. Cogswell; S. V. P.,
Mrs. I. L. Giss; J. V. P., Mrs. M. A. Gilbert;
Sec, Miss L. M. Allen: Treas., Mrs. E. W.
Brown; Chap., Mrs. Mcxcy Merrcll; Con., Mrs.
C. C. Stefies; G Mr3. Christine Shinkey.
Mitchell Corps gives promiso of noble work,
and Commander Cass, of Mitchell Post, de
serves great credit for his zeal in bringing
I. R. Peim8r,.MaaufaGturer
of Artificial limbs,
Rooms 21 & 22, Cor Eawtolph &. Dear
born Sts... Chicago. IH.
23 Years Successful Experience.
tsSuKeftrs to editors of Natiosai. Tjubcwe.
together so fine a body of women. They havo
begun work in earnest under their able Presi
dent, and for the first time Memorial Day was
generally observed by the citizens aud soldiery
at the South Toledo cemetory, and fitting exer
cises held at tho hall.
At the recent Maine Department Convention,
an account of which appeared in onr last issue,
the eligibility qnestion wa3 taken np and
tabled, as it was thought the National Conven
tion would definitely decide that at an early
day. The Lewiston ladies came to the meeting;
instructed to vote against the admission of
" loyal " ladles. They are so strong in num
bers, and their Post is also strong, and hav&a.
large relief fund, so that they feel they do not
need outside help. But the President, Mrs.
A. C. Getchell, is a lady of Intelligence and
culture, and while she spoke earnestly on her
side of tho question, gave others a careful
hearing. The meeting throughout was very
pleasant, and wo think they have elected a
good board of Department oflicers.
On the 1st inst. Cap. E. C. Bnbb, Dapartment
Commander of Minnesota, instituted Cn. N
Morgan Branch, No. 3, of the Womans Re
lief Corps at headquarters, Minneapolis. This
is the fourth Corns established in tho State. AM
loyal women are eligible to membership in tha
Corps, and 28 ladies availed themselves of tho
opportunity to become members. After the
oflicial work of the institution was concluded,
the following otllcefs were chosen : Pros., Mrs.
Anna Wright; V. P's.. Mr3. Chas. Peakes and
Mrs. E. Robb; Sec, Sirs. Burr j Treas., Mrs. W
P. Roberts; Con., Sirs. J. IL Ege; 6., Mrs.
Reese. The ladios have evidenced much in
terest in the work, and invlfce all others
eligible to join the Corps.
Mrs. E. R. Stimson. of Denver, N. J. T. P.r
will attend the Minneapolis Contention, and.
then visit friends in the East. Delegates to
Denver, who remember her many ploosant
courtesies while there, will regret to learn that
she has been in very 1 health the past year.
Applications for Relief Corps charter ba3
been forwarded through the Woman's Depart
ment, and instructions sent to Comrade M. Lv
Wagenseller, Selin's Grove, Pa., and Mrs. 31. X.
Grahame, Fort Wayne, Iud.
Mrs. F. T. Russell, Instituting and Installing
Officer, Department of Ohio, instituted Semert
Relief Corps, No. 45, at Newark, June 25
Mrs. Hnstin, wife of the Post Commanderj is
Up to Jane 10 supplies had been issued for
38 Corps iu the Department of Kansas.
POOR GEN. EAGAN.
The Reported Downfall of a Urate Yoluntecr
.V. Y. WrldT Jubj,l
"You have, indeed,, fallen low," was tlie sad
remark of Justice Solon B. Smith at theTbmbs
yesterday to art aged man, who showed every
indication of a tramp.
"For God's sake forgive me, Sol," pleaded
the man. "Liquor has been my curse. For 10
years I have been its slave. But from thfe day
forth I will be a changed man, I will qnic
drinking and make a solemn, vow that not an
other drop of that poison, will pas3 my lips
"It has now such a strong hold upon you
that you couldn't stop it if you tried ever so
hard," remarked the judge. "And, besides
where could you go? You have no home, your
wife wont recognize you any more and your
friends pass by with horror and disgust."
"Well, whatof that?" said the prisoner. "I
can live on forty mfRions. can't I? Whafe need
f I care for them ? "
"Forty millions? Why you haven't got
fortv cents," said Justice Smith.
"I tell you, Sol, I have it."'
" How did you become possessed of ihV
" Why, I've earned it, to be sure. Where elso
do you think?"
"Drinking has somewhat unbalanced your
mind and 111 change the complaint againsfey on
into insanity," said the Court. "You will be
better treated in an asylum than in the work
house. Officer, remove him."
"Please, Judge, will you let another officer
take him," said Court Officer Maurice Finn,
whose eyes were filled with tears.
"Why can't you?" said the Justice in a tone
"He was my general in fhewar; your Honor,."
said Finn, "and he was so kind to me that I
don't like to repay him in this way, though I
know it is done for his good. He treated the
men who fought under him, as he would his
brothers. It is sad for me, sir, to see my old
dear commander in such a position as this, and
I and others will sea that he is properly cared,
for at the asylum."
The man was none other than Brig.-Gen.
Thomas W. Eagan, who fought in the battle of
Gettysburg under Gen. Meade, and was a parti
cipant of almost every battle at that time. At
the close of the war he was made an internal
Gen. Abner Doubleday, In his account of
the battle of Gettysburg (p. 163), says: "Ho
(Gen. Ward, of Birney's division. Sickle's
corps,) attempted to strengthen hi3 force at the
Devil's Den, by detaching the 90th Pa. from
his right, and although Do Trobriand (com
mandins Third Brig.) had no troop3 to spare,
he was directed bv Gen. Birney to send the
40th N. Y. (Ttiird Brig.), under Col. Eagan, to
re-enforee that flank. Eagan arrived too late
to perform the duty assigned him, as Ward
had been already driven back, but nofc too late
to make a gallant charge upon the rebel ad
3Iy Old Canteen.
Ry Edward S. Creauwr.J
I bring yon out, my old canteen.
!Near twenty years have passed between
The time I fiawyou lost, old friend.
I love to think, that at my end
You may be present, generous one.
That gave until your all wus gone.
And filled again your good quart pouch.
For march, for battle, for the couch.
Of all the friends I've known: or seen,
IJTouo was your better, old canteen.
Dost recollect, when we held the bridge,
"When Hayniman crept o'er the ridge.
Crushed by a sword blow in the head?
How kind you were, for when he said
That Iiewas thirsty, all yon had
You gave in welcome, and were ekid
That you could ease hia thirst. ws sighed
At his misfortune. Well, he died.
Much of the war's grief have we seen.
Yon and myself, my old canteen.
I well know when 1 3awyou first;
I had not then been much athirst;
You were respectable looking then.
I know I was much youngar when
I grasped you in my hand, and slung
You o'er my shonlder; wc were young.
Moth eaten now's your dusty cent,
And partly rusty is your throat;
But no new ono shall come between
Our old-time love, my good eanteen.
You know the men who kissed your lips.
Some died in battle ; some in ships
Have ventured far from port ; and some
Still wear the uniform, hear tho drum
Some turned from the good drink yon gave
One fills I know a drunkard's grave.
Some in the fight for daily bread
Are quite- successful ; some axe dead.
Few better men were ever seen
Than shared your love, my old canteen.
Our comrades who are proposing to camp out
this Summer will certainly thank TheNation
jll Twbune for bringing to their notice the
"Pocket Mosquito Bar." We would almost bo
willing to start on a campaign along the old
Tennessee River again if the Quartermaster's
Department would furnish each of us with ono
of them. They not only completely shut oat
tho troublesome pests, but they at tho same
time admit good air, and can be worn also in
reading. Any ono who enjoys a good book
underatreeor by the lake or seashore will
not fail to supply himself or herself with ono.
They can be sent by mail and are not expoa
sive. The cut. in another column, of tho woll
protccted head with its ominous surrouadings,
can easily be found. You can almost hear the
bwsxiug on tho outside as you look at the pic
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